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Real life experience of a dubaiite

27 07pmWed, 23 Jul 2008 16:18:29 +00002008-07-23T16:18:29+00:0004 2006

Cost of Living in UAE

Ahlan Dubai……. Welcome Dubai …….

With so many Indians hopping on to the next flight to Dubai (or U.A.E in general) to make their dreams happen……..  Life would turn out to be a shocker here.

The common problem for youth in India is that they want to
make too much money in too little time. They are willing to leave
India on the first offer from any country of repute (or even without repute) without considering the pros and cons. As for the millions of U.A.E aspirants in India
………. guys … hold on do a self assessment based on the under mentioned facts:-

· Just don’t multiply the AED salary by 11 and convert the
same into rupee earnings. That would be the first of the many mistakes you are likely to make. The conversion if at all should be done for savings and not gross earnings.

If you a Married Person,:  Consider the cost of family
accommodation in U.A.E and more importantly in
Dubai . The minimum requirement of a one BHK (bedroom, hall, and kitchen) flat would cost you a minimum of AED 5,000/- per month (not per annum,) any where in downtown Dubai
. Add a minimum of 15-25% annual increments in rent. Don’t expect the salaries to rise by even half that %.

· If you are smart enough to realize that you can look for
apartments outside Dubai (Sharjah, Ajman, RAK) to save AED 500 – 750 per month in rent, please allow yourself three to four hours for commuting every day (given the present traffic situation, which can only degrade with influx of millions of immigrants every year). Add that to a normal 10 hours day would mean you would end up spending around 14-15 hours a day on job……and you thought family life would be so much fun in Dubai.

· Be prepared to shell out AED 100/- for a routine check up at
doctors in UAE (that is if your company does not cover you with health insurance). If you are lucky you will not fall ill, but God forbid if you do, then you will have a big hole in your pocket.

· If you aren’t used to summers of north India and hail from
places like Shimla, then you are in for a treat of your lifetime.
Temperatures can run up to 50 C degrees on a normal sunny afternoon and such days are pretty regular. And did I mention the humidity levels of 95% ………I am sure I did.

· If you don’t have children you are lucky……bcos if you have
2-3 children going to school…… add at least AED 12,000 (per annum per child) to the cost of living in U.A.E

· You know that petrol here is cheaper and so would be the taxies ……..try taking a cab from airport to your hotel ……..the meter would touch AED 75-100/- before you will be able to make yourself comfortable in the Camry.
· You might have the fanciest of all cars available here, but
when it comes to parking the same, you might regret buying one. Imagine roaming around the streets of Dubai for 1 hour just to find a parking space……. ….alas. ….even that’s not free…….. . . don’t forget to display you’re parking ticket …….else a fine awaits you.
Parking fee comes to AED 2 per hour..  For all main roads Toll
collections also there!!!!!!!!

· Last but not the least of all woes is a triple call rate to
your loved ones in India. INR 30 per minute from U.A.E to India
……….whereas as INR 8 per minute from
India to UAE …… must give you an idea what awaits you in Dubai. Don’t you dare think you can use skype in Dubai ………Guys it’s banned and its illegal…..? …even sites like Orkut are banned here…….so much so for the communication.

So if you are fascinated by the growing number of glam malls in Dubai ……….the ever-changing skyline ………… all the hype and glory that surrounds this place ………..the bollywood stars flocking to Dubai every Thursday night ………the cute cars ……..the chic cafés
………BURJ DUBAI……. .BURJ AL ARAB ……..Dubai Marina; think twice buddies!!!!!! (Remember what is yours is what you take home after a lifetime in Dubai). No matter how long you stay here you will still be an expatriate …… no UAE passport ……… no home.

Trust me, there’s nothing like home!!!

This is GULF

* Local calls are free
* Petrol is cheaper than water, Pay for drainage too
* Any building construction finishes in 3 months
* Unqualified get more salary than Qualified
* Show-off matters more than real quality & performance
* Laborers are paid less than what they can earn back in their own country
* Companies can kick out their employees without any reason
* Wastes (recommendation) are more powerful than money
* Cleaners have more Waste than officers
* Watchman has more Rights than the Building Owner
* Office boy & Drivers have more influence on Boss than Manager
* Gulf climate changes so fast, in one hour u can see rain, dust
storm, hot / humid / chilling weather
* Gulf is located in the desert, still u find greenery everywhere
* If u can’t earn money in the Gulf, u can’t earn anywhere in the

* In Gulf, time goes very fast, Friday to Friday comes so soon u
never know, its sooo fast
* Every bachelor has a dream of getting married and buying a house in India
* U love your parents, friends, relatives 100 times more than when you were together
* Being at home is more painful than being at work
* Indians appear/pretend to be more religious/God fearing than they really are
* Theatres are full of Arab nationals whenever there is a movie of
Salman / Sharukh
* Gulf girls sing Hindi songs but don’t understand anything
* Dance Bars and Pubs more than that in B’lore
* A ladies hair saloon every 5 meters
* Food/Grocery delivery to the car
* A Starbucks every 10 meters
* Hard Rock Cafe with no alcohol
* A Shopping Mall located every 5km
* Highway lanes differentiated for slow & fast drivers
* Getting a license is more difficult than getting a car
* Smashed cars are more than bugs
* Parking charge: 2 Dirham for 1 hour – 5 Dirham for 2 hours & so on
* No Queues for women

* GREEN: Signal to go for Americans, Europeans and Indians
* YELLOW: Signal to go for Egyptians and Pakistanis
* RED: Signal to go for Kuwaitis, Saudis & Palestinians





27 03pmSat, 22 Mar 2008 18:50:18 +00002008-03-22T18:50:18+00:0006 2006

Very Shocking…..

This is a real story of a young college girl who passed away last month in
Chandigarh. Her name was Priya. She was hit by a truck.

She was working in a call center. She had a boy friend named Shankar.
Both of them were true lovers. They always talked on the phone.
You used to be never found without her without handphone. In fact she also
changed her cell connection from Airtel to Vodafone, so that both of them can
be on the same network, and save on the cost.

She used to spend half of the day talking with shankar.
Priya’s family knew about their relationship Shankar was very close to
Priya’s family as well. (Just imagine their
love) . Before she passed away she always told her friends “If I pass away
please burn me with my handphone” she also said the same thing to her

After her death, people cudnt carry her body, A lot of them tried to do so
but still cant everybody had tried to carry the body, the results were the
same. Eventually, they called a person known to one of their neighbours, who
can speak with the soul of dead person and who was a friend of her father.

He took a stick and started speaking to himself slowly.

After a few minutes, he said “this girl misses something here.” Then her
friends told that person about her intentions to burn her with her phone.
He then opened the grave box and place her phone and sim card inside the
casket. After that they tried to carry the body. It was then moved easily
and they then carried her into the van.

Al of us were shocked. Priya’s parents did not inform Shankar that Priya
had passed away.

After 2 weeks Shankar called Priya’s mom…..

Shankar :….”Aunty, I’m coming home today. Cook something nice for me.
Don’t tell Priya that I’m coming home today, I wanna surprise her.”
Her mother replied….. “You come home first, I wanna tell you something
very important.”

After he came, they told him the truth about Priya.
Shankar thinks
that they were playing a fool. He was laughing and said “don’t try to fool
me – tell Priya to come out, i have a gift for her. Please stop this

Then they show him the original death certificate to him.
They gave him proof to make him believe. (Shankar started to sweat) He
said… “Its not true. We spoke yesterday. She still calls me.
Shankar was shaking.

Suddenly, Shankar’s phone rang. “see this is from Priya, see this….”
he showed the phone to priya’ family. all of them told him to answer. he
talked using the loudspeaker mode.

All of them heard his conversation.

Loud and clear, no cross lines, no humming.

It is the actual voice of Priya & there is no way others could use her sim
card since it is nailed inside the grave box

They were so shocked and asked
for the same person’s
(who can speak with the soul of deal persons) help again. He brought his
master to solve this matter.

He & his master

worked for 5 hours.

Then they discovered one thing which really shocked them…

Vodafone has the best coverage.

Where ever you go, our network follows!!!”

Don’t shout at me I am also looking for the person who has sent me this
mail….so what you can do…you should also forward this mail to all your
nears and dears…and enjoy…like i enjoyed.


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Can love call back to death….

27 06pmFri, 23 Jun 2006 12:56:44 +00002006-06-23T12:56:44+00:0012 2006

There was once a guy who suffered from cancer… a cancer that can't be treated. He was 18 years old and he could die anytime. All his life, he was stuck in his house being taken cared by his mother. He never went outside but he was sick of staying home and wanted to go out for once.

So he asked his mother and she gave him permission. He walked down his block and found a lot of stores. He passed a CD store and looked through the front door for a second as he walked. He stopped and went back to look into the store. He saw a young girl about his age and he knew it was love at first sight. He opened the door and walked in, not looking at anything else but her. He walked closer and closer until he was finally at the front desk where she sat.

She looked up and asked "Can I help you?" She smiled and he thought it was the most beautiful smile he has ever seen before and wanted to kiss her right there.

He said "Uh… Yeah… Umm… I would like to buy a CD." He picked one out and gave her money for it.

"Would you like me to wrap it for you?" she asked, smiling her cute smile again.

He nodded and she went to the back.

She came back with the wrapped CD and gave it to him. He took it and walked out of the store. He went home and from then on, he went to that store everyday and bought a CD, and she wrapped it for him. He took the CD home and put it in his closet. He was still too shy to ask her out and he really wanted to but he couldn't. His mother found out about this and told him to just ask her.

So the next day, he took all his courage and went to the store. He bought a CD like he did everyday and once again she went to the back of the store and came back with it wrapped. He took it and when she wasn't looking, he left his phone number on the desk and ran out…


The mother picked up the phone and said, "Hello?"

It was the girl!!! She asked for the boy and the mother started to cry and said, "You don't know? He passed away yesterday…

" The line was quiet except for the cries of the boy's mother. Later in the day. The mother went into the boy's room because she wanted to remember him. She thought she would start by looking at his clothes. So she opened the closet. She was face to face with piles and piles and piles of unopened CDs. She was surprised to find all those CDs and she picked one up and sat down on the bed and she started to open one.

Inside, there was a CD and as she took it out of the wrapper, out fell a piece of paper. The mother picked it up and started to read it.

It said: Hi… I think U R really cute. Do u wanna go out with me? Love, Jacelyn

The mother opened another CD…

Again there was a piece of paper. It said: Hi… I think U R really cute. Do u wanna go out with me? Love, Jacelyn

Love is… when you've had a huge fight but then decide to put aside your egos, hold hands and say, "I Love You"


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